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Cargo and luggage

Take notice of the following information about storage precautions, cargo capacity and load.

  •  Stow cargo and luggage in the luggage compartment whenever possible.
  •  Be sure all items are secured in place.
  •  Be careful to keep the vehicle level. Placing the weight as far forward as possible helps maintain vehicle balance.
  •  For better fuel economy, do not carry unnecessary weight.
  •  Roof luggage carrier (if equipped)

  1. Roof rails
  2. Cross rails

Adjusting the position of cross rails (if equipped)

Turn the knobs counterclockwise

Turn the knobs counterclockwise to release the cross rails.

Slide the cross rails to the appropriate

Slide the cross rails to the appropriate position for loading luggage and turn the knobs clockwise to tighten the cross rails securely.

Capacity and distribution

Cargo capacity depends on the total weight of the occupants.

(Cargo capacity) = (Total load capacity) - (Total weight of occupants)

Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit

(1) Locate the statement The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs. on your vehicles placard.

(2) Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.

(3) Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX kg or XXX lbs.

(4) The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity.

For example, if the XXX amount equals 1400 lbs. and there will be five 150 lb passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs. (1400 - 750 (5 × 150) = 650 lbs.)

(5) Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the vehicle.

That weight may not safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity calculated in Step 4.

(6) If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.

Calculation formula for your vehicle

  1. Cargo capacity
  2. Total load capacity (vehicle capacity weight)

When 2 people with the combined weight of A lb. (kg) are riding in your vehicle, which has a total load capacity (vehicle capacity weight) of B lb. (kg), the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity will be C lb.(kg) as follows:

B*2 lb.(kg) - A*1 lb.(kg) = C*3 lb.(kg)

*1:A = Weight of people *2:B = Total load capacity *3:C = Available cargo and luggage load

In this condition, if 3 more passengers with the combined weight of D lb. (kg) get on, the available cargo and luggage load will be reduced E lb. (kg) as follows:

C lb.(kg) - D*4 lb.(kg) = E*5 lb.(kg)

*4:D = Additional weight of people *5:E = Available cargo and luggage load

As shown in the example above, if the number of occupants increases, the cargo and luggage load equaling the combined weight of the occupants who got on later, by an amount. In other words, if an increase in the number of occupants causes an excess of the total load capacity (combined weight of occupants plus cargo and luggage load), you must reduce the cargo and luggage on your vehicle.

CAUTION

  • Things that must not be carried in the luggage compartment

The following things may cause a fire if loaded in the luggage compartment.

  • Receptacles containing gasoline
  • Aerosol cans
  • Storage precautions

Observe the following precautions.

Failing to do so may result in death or serious injury.

  • Stow cargo and luggage in the luggage compartment whenever possible.
  • Do not stack anything in the luggage compartment higher than the seatbacks.

Such items may be thrown about and possibly injure people in the vehicle during sudden braking, sudden swerving or in an accident.

  • Do not place cargo or luggage in or on the following locations as the item may get under the brake or accelerator pedal and prevent the pedals from being depressed properly, block the drivers vision, or hit the driver or passengers, causing an accident.
  •  Feet of the driver
  •  Front passenger or rear seats (when stacking items)
  •  Instrument panel
  •  Dashboard
  •  Auxiliary box or tray that has no lid
  • Secure all items in the occupant compartment, as they may shift and injure someone during sudden braking, sudden swerving or an accident.
  • When you fold down the rear seats, long items should not be placed directly behind the front seats.
  • Never allow anyone to ride in the luggage compartment. It is not designed for passengers. They should ride in their seats with their seat belts properly fastened. Otherwise, they are much more likely to suffer death or serious injury, in the event of sudden braking, sudden swerving or an accident.

 

CAUTION

  • Weight of the load

  • Do not exceed the maximum axle weight rating or the total vehicle weight rating.
  • Even if the total load of occupants weight and the cargo load is less than the total load capacity, do not apply the load unevenly. Improper loading may cause deterioration of steering or braking control which may cause death or serious injury.
  • Roof luggage carrier precautions

To use the roof rails as a roof luggage carrier, you must fit the roof rails with two or more genuine Toyota cross rails or their equivalent.

When you load cargo on the roof luggage carrier, observe the following:

  • Place the cargo so that its weight is distributed evenly between the front and rear axles.
  • If loading long or wide cargo, never exceed the vehicle overall length or width.
  • Before driving, make sure the cargo is securely fastened on the roof luggage carrier.
  • Loading cargo on the roof luggage carrier will make the center of the vehicle gravity higher. Avoid high speeds, sudden starts, sharp turns, sudden braking or abrupt maneuvers, otherwise it may result in loss of control or vehicle rollover due to failure to operate this vehicle correctly and result in death or serious injury.
  • If driving for a long distance, on rough roads, or at high speeds, stop the vehicle now and then during the trip to make sure the cargo remains in its place.
  • Do not exceed 154 lb. (70 kg) cargo weight on the roof luggage carrier.

 

CAUTION

  • Cross rail adjustment

Make sure the cross rails are locked securely by pushing forward and rearward them.

Failure to do so may cause an accident or serious injury in the event of emergency braking or a collision.

 

NOTICE

  • Cross rail adjustment

Do not remove the cross rail stoppers, or the moon roof may be damage when it is tilted.

  • When loading the luggage

Be careful not to scratch the surface of the moon roof.

    More about Driving information:

    Off-road precautions

    Cargo and luggage

    Vehicle load limits

    Winter driving tips

    Trailer towing

    Dinghy towing

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